Merry Xmas from the Beef Central, Sheep Central and Grain Central team

Beef Central, 22/12/2016



THE Beef Central, Sheep Central and Grain Central teams will be taking a short break from publishing our free daily news emails over the Christmas/New Year period.

However, important news content will continue to be uploaded on all of our websites as it happens over coming weeks.

Our daily Beef Central and Grain Central news emails will re-commence from Monday, January 9, 2017 and our Sheep Central emails will re-commence from Monday, January 16, 2017.

If you do not yet receive our free daily news alerts, click here to register for Beef Central, click here to register for Sheep Central and click here to register for Grain Central.

Since sending out our first daily email five and a half years ago, we have worked hard to establish Beef Central as the leading source of reliable, accurate and relevant national news for Australia’s beef and cattle industry, and as the most targeted and cost-effective advertising platform for companies that service the industry.

Since that time we have expanded our service to readers by including regular contributions from some of the most respected analysts in the global cattle industry including Steve Kay in the United States and Dr Ross Ainsworth in South East Asia, and have introduced dedicated news sections and weekly updates for rural property, recruitment and, in 2016, genetics.

In 2014 we welcomed experienced sheep industry journalist Terry Sim to our full-time editorial team to produce a similar national online daily news service for the Australian wool and sheepmeat industries, and earlier this year we launched Grain Central, written and edited by experienced industry specialists, editor Neil Lyon and commodities editor Henry Wells, with daily grain price and market intelligence updates from Lachstock Consulting.

Also in 2014, Rod Hibberd joined the ‘Centrals’ as our business development manager, joined earlier this year in sales by Sally Inslay, an experienced and respected advertising industry professional based near Toowoomba.

Our ability to deliver original, industry-specific news and important information free-of-charge to a large and growing audience of beef, sheep and grain industry stakeholders across Australia and overseas is thanks largely to the strong and continued commercial support of our advertisers, and for their support we are extremely grateful.

We hope readers continue to find value in the service we provide and as always welcome any feedback or comments about what we can do better to serve reader’s needs.

We take this opportunity to wish all of our valued readers and advertisers a happy and restful Christmas/New Year period and look forward to keeping you well-informed about important industry news and trends in 2017.


James Nason and Jon Condon – Publishers


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  1. Michael J. Vail, 19/12/2016

    Thank-You to the various Central teams for their professional and informative news service; and especially to James and Jon for making it happen …

    Wishing you and yours a very happy and safe Christmas break with Family, and may 2017 be all you expect, and more!

  2. Ray & Susan Mayne, 19/12/2016

    Semi-retired, continuing breeding santa gertrudis and eager to add your comprehensive coverage to our evaluation of, and direction of our business. We are coninually indebted. Believe the impact from your efforts have exceeded any initial expectations you could possibly have envisaged.. Christmas Blessings.

  3. Russell Pearson, 19/12/2016

    Thanks James, Jon and the Beef Central team, we really appreciate your daily editions and Property reports and informed comments.
    With Beef Central and the weekly Auction Plus report, we can stay in touch. Enjoy the Xmas break. !

  4. Ken Warriner, 19/12/2016

    Congratulations on a great informative industry news service. I would not like being in opposition to your news with a publication in print.
    With best wishes for Christmas and good luck in 2017.

  5. Ken Murphy, 19/12/2016

    Thank you for the sterling job that you do to keep us informed with a balanced view of events throughout the year. It is a refreshing change from the poor quality, biased journalism seen nightly on our evening TV news and our daily rags.

  6. Bob Lowe, 17/12/2016

    Beef Central is a great source of daily news for a semi retired bushman now living in the Hunter Valley.
    I hope the light shines on 2017 and we beat the doomsday’s.

    Nice to hear from you, Bob. We hope you are keeping well. For readers’ benefit, Bob Lowe is a much-respected former manager of the large-scale Carpantaria Downs Station in Qld’s Lower Peninsula region, near Einasleigh. If our memory can be trusted, we believe it was owned, at that point, by Queensland and Northern Territory Pastoral Co. One of the best Grey Brahman herds you could see, in its era. Editor.

  7. Tim Paterson, 16/12/2016

    Thanks for a different view of agriculture . I’ve enjoyed the sussinct articles and look foreward to their return next year.
    Thank you .

  8. Tony Snedden, 16/12/2016

    You guys continue to do a hell of a good job.
    Keep up the good work in 2017 – the industry has a lot to be grateful for, through what you produce.

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